In West Texas, especially in summer, it smells incredible when it rains. It's not ozone -- it's something that happens with the flora specific to the desert there, mesquite or creosote or sagebrush. I've been a lot of places in the rain, and it doesn't smell like that anywhere else. When I was a kid, of course, I thought that was just how rain smelled. I miss it. I haven't smelled it in over 10 years, probably. It's weird -- I know I love it, but I can barely remember it. Smells are deeply tied to memory, so why are they so hard to imagine? I can see my childhood bedroom, can perfectly imagine sitting on my bed next to the open window watching rain fall on the swing set. But my memory of the smell is attenuated, and tenuous, like something at the far edge of peripheral vision.
Is there such a thing as bespoke room spray? I wish I could smell that El Paso rain smell at will.